This is one of the best Panchatantra stories to read for kids, “The Fox And The Goat Story“. On a long sunny day, there was a fox walking in a desert. Hungry and thirsty, all that he could see was miles of sand and barren rocks. “Oh! It’s so hot. I need water badly,” he thought. He kept on walking and suddenly he saw a well. “Thank god! I finally found a well. Now I’ll be no longer thirsty,” he said to himself. You may also like, Crane And Crab.
He ran and ran in great excitement. The moment he leaped on the well’s wall to check water, he lost his balance and fell in the well. “Help! Help! Somebody, please help me! This well is really deep. How would I ever get out of this place?” he cried.
Image Source@ www.moralstories.org.Nearby, a goat was passing the well. When she heard the fox, she went over to peep the wall. “Hey, fox! What are you doing inside the well?” the goat asked. On this, the fox replied, “Oh, goat! Isn’t it too hot outside? I just came into this well to cool myself off. Why don’t you also hop in and enjoy this cool and refreshing water?”
Not even thinking for a second, the goat jumped into the well. “Hey, fox! you were right! This water is actually very refreshing. I could spend all my day out here!” the goat said happily. After some time, the goat stops and asks the fox, “Wait for a second! How in the world will we manage to get out of this well?”
The fox was very clever. He said, “It’s going to be simple. If you stand on your two feet and push me up, I can manage to reach to the top of the well and then pop out of the well.” The goat once again without thinking twice does as the fox said. The fox easily went out of the well. The goat called out for fox and asked, “What about me? How would I get out?” The fox laughed and said, “You have to think about it on your own!” He left the goat inside the well and walked away. Also read, Rabbit And Lion Story.
MORAL: YOU SHOULD HAVE THOUGHT ABOUT THE CONSEQUENCES BEFORE TAKING ANY ACTIONS.
Here is a visual depiction of, “The Fox And The Goat Story”. See the video story below,